India shares ‘all evidence’ against JeM’s Azhar with China for his blacklisting Apr 23, 2019 0 425 12345 IANSNew Delhi/BeijingIndia has shared with China “all evidence” of the terrorist activities of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and its chief Masood Azhar, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in New Delhi on Monday as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held talks with the Chinese leadership in Beijing.Gokhale is on a two-day visit to Beijing where he met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and told him that Beijing needed to be “sensitive” to New Delhi’s concerns.“We have shared with China all evidence of the terrorist activities of Jaish-e-Mohammad and its leader Masood Azhar. It is now for the 1267 Sanctions Committee (of the UN Security Council) and other authorised bodies of the UN to take a decision on the listing of Masood Azhar (as international terrorist),” the MEA spokesperson said.He was responding to queries on the discussions that Gokhale held in Beijing with regard to proscribing of Azhar. Gokhale is understood to have made attempts to convince Wang Yi not to block a resolution to declare Azhar an international terrorist at a UN panel.China has been blocking India’s move to enlist Azhar as an international terrorist, which is supported by countries like the US, the UK and France at the UN Security Council.This has soured China’s ties with India where Azhar is wanted for plotting deadly terror attacks. Azhar heads the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel on February 14.JeM has been responsible for a number of terror attacks in India over the last two decades, including the one on the Parliament on December 13, 2001. There has been an increased pitch for proscribing Azhar in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack. Last month, Beijing placed its latest “technical hold”, for the fourth time, on a US-sponsored resolution against Azhar, a move that India called “disappointing”. “India will continue to pursue all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice,” the MEA spokesperson said. Gokhale, in his opening remarks during his meeting with Wang and Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou said China should be “sensitive” to India’s concerns.“We will work together with the Chinese side to deepen mutual understanding and strengthen mutual trust to implement the decisions that are taken by the leaders and do it in a manner where we are sensitive to each other’s concerns,” Gokhale said.Gokhale, who was earlier India’s Ambassador to China, said both sides were working to implement what was agreed between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Wuhan summit last year.“It’s been a year since our leaders met in Wuhan and my colleagues, Vice (Foreign) Minister Kong Xuanyou and I have been following up on efforts to see that to implement the understandings that were reached at the meeting. RELATED ARTICLES Act against PM for poll norms violations, Yechury urges EC Apr 23, 2019 0 1378 15 Indian states go to polls in third phase of Lok Sabha elections today Apr 23, 2019 0 390 Lawyers for ‘full court’ to hear charges against CJI Apr 23, 2019 0 402 Modi’s nuke threat highly irresponsible: Amarinder IANS Jalandhar Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on India’s nuclear arsenal was “highly irresponsible”. Urging people to support the Congress’ ‘jung’ (war) for .. Rahul regrets attributing ‘chor’ remarks to SC IANS New Delhi Explaining his remarks on the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed regret for attributing his “Chowkidar Chor Hai” remarks to the top court and said he has incorrectly done so in .. Rahul’s nomination from Amethi valid: EC Lucknow: In a major relief to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Election Commission has declared as valid his nomination from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. An independent candidate on Saturday .. British aid worker, Nigerian man shot dead at resort; four tourists abducted AFP Kano Two people including a British aid worker have been shot dead and four tourists abducted in an attack by armed gunmen on a holiday resort in northwestern Nigeria, police said on Sunday. Police and aid agency Mercy .. Malawi to pilot groundbreaking malaria vaccine AFP Lilongwe Malawi will on Tuesday spearhead large scale pilot tests for the world’s most advanced experimental malaria vaccine in a bid to prevent the disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year. ..